ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Lambadas: Changing Cultural Patterns

The cultural changes that have taken place among lambada communities living in close proximity with the caste-stratified Hindu village society have resulted in all-round deterioration in their social and livelihood levels. The shift in the egalitarian community from the practice of bride price to dowry, and the absence of infrastructure and welfare schemes, has resulted in large-scale trafficking of the girl child.

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